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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tutorial: crepe paper Dahlia

A fter a tutorial about paper daisies here:
Paper crepe Daisy Tutorial
now is up to Dahlia!

Crepe paper Dahlia
Dahlia is related to an omen of an happy event, gratitude and thankfulness.


 - Yellow, orange and green crepe papers
- Glue
- Scissors
- Wire
-Cotton wool

1- Make a ring with the wire in this way:

2- Cover it with cotton wool and fix it with a piece of wire

3- Cover the cotton wall with yellow crepe paper

4- Cut a square 3,5" from orange crepe paper and fold it in half

5- Cut a shape as it is shown in the image below

6 - Opening it you will get this flower shape:

 7- You have to cut 10 shapes like this, do not worry about being precise, the final result will be great in every way!

8- When you have all the 10 pieces make a hole in the centre:

9- Insert into the hole the wire with the yellow ball

 10 - Rub the petals

11- Roll all around the wire a green stripe of paper to create the stem as I have alredy shown for the daisy here: Daisy Tutorial

And here is the Dahlia, do you like it?

It can be realized also in yellow with the centre orange or red with the centre yellow.


  1. Bello!
    Molto chiara la spiegazione

  2. I'm so glad I found your blog it's just beautiful I'm a new follower now! Your pet portraits are GORGEOUS!! Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely tutorial! Have a wonderful weekend! God bless, Jennifer ♥

  3. Thank you so much!! I'm so happy that you like my pets portraits...I LOVE animals!! It's such a joy for me to paint them!!


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